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to save someone's soul. he in turn was drawn to her strength, her morals, her driving energy and her unwavering ambition, and her indomitable drive. but within a short time she realized he was and in court jubal drunk. -- in court jubal drunk. and despite his own international celebrity, he could not spare her rising thing. rebecca west who have met thompson in london in 1921, whom jim spoke about in his introduction, and later when dorothy was a chief of the bureau in berlin, was as courageous and as an domino ball as american friend, possibly more so. kindred spirits intent on breaking through that concrete ceiling of male-dominated literature and journalism. they both were intent on confronting the pivotal issues of their times head-on. and they would remain friends all of their lives. rebecca west had as humble a beginning as dorothy thompson eric she was born so silly isabel fairfield on the outskirts of london in 1892 to a scotch highland mother with musical aspirations, and a truly gifted journalist father. when he left them, abandoned them to poverty, when she, too, was only
to save someone's soul. he in turn was drawn to her strength, her moral core, herd driving energy and her unwavering ambition and her drive, but within a short time she realized he was an incorrigible drunk, and despite his own international celebrity, she could not bear her rising fame. rebecca west who have meant constant in 1921, whom jim spoke about in his introduction, and later when dorothy was the chief of the bureau in berlin was as courageous as her american trend, possibly more so spirits intent on breaking through that concrete ceiling of male dominated the literature and journalism they both were intent on confronting the pivotal issues of their time head-on, and they would remain friends of their lives. it was as humble as a beginning as dorothy. she was born sicily isabel on the a outskirts of london in 18922 space thailand mother with musical aspirations in a truly gifted journalist father when she abandoned them to poverty. she was both devastated and in the liberated. as angry as she was, she liked thompson was able to convince herself. naughty and rebellious ms. fairfiel
. to some extent, we have gained economically through dirt cheap excess of energy. but it will be costly down the road. we still have time to avert a future where we leave our children and grandchildren a degraded planet, but there's not a whole lot of time. >> basically-judges has been -- basically, our idea has been let's make our children richer and they can figure it out here [laughter] my daughters may live to the end of this century. what are they looking at? >> there is still time to prevent -- most scientists classify it as what would constitute a very dangerous impact on the plan met -- on the planet. we can prevent that. we would have to prevent sued to concentration -- would have to prevent co2 concentration. next year, if we were sitting in this room, rudi 397. -- they would be about 397. you can get to 450 pretty soon if we do not make some dramatic changes. if you do the math -- my good friend has going around the country with the do the math tour. we can still prevent dangerous impacts on our climate. but we have to bring our fossil fuel emissions to repeat within a matter
? >> harris: a lot of energy spent on all this going back and forth. in fact, leading republicans suggesting a great deal of time has been wasted on politics. >> that is precisely right. they note that the house republicans tried to address the issues this summer and voted to extend all of the bush tax cuts and voted on an alternative to the automatic spending cuts that are due to kick in in the new you year and today the top senate republican said why wasn't this addressed months ago? >> we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. the phone never rang. and so now here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. >> so clearly a lot of blame game back and forth between republican and democrats but perhaps most importantly a white house meeting tomorrow with all of the key players face to face with the president. harris? >> they are talking. now, if we could just get them to talk to each other. the president and senate already returned and now we know house lawmakers due you to come back on sunday. >> there was a quarterback between the house gop leadership and ran
is that senators will devote much more of their energies to governance. in a perfect world, we would not only govern, we would execute a coherent strategy. that's a very high bar for any legislative branch to clear but we must aspire to it in cooperation with the president because we are facing fundamental changes in the world that will deeply affect america's security and standard of living. the list of such changes is long but it starts in asia with the rise of china and india as economic political and military powers. the obama administration has conspicuously announced a pivot to asia. at the center of this pivot is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s. interests and a fellow traveler sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to discern discern, sometimes issue by issue, whether china is an adversary or a partner. and this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia thailand and the philippin
thermostat remotely to help save energy and money. turn on the lights, even see that everyone is safe and secure. and with adt, you can rely on our fast response monitoring for 24/7 protection against burglary, fire, and high levels of carbon monoxide. the adt new year's sale. it could help you save something more important than money. call now to save $300 on adt starting at $99 installed plus 15% off accessories. sale ends midnight january 2nd. >> a recently released document showing a rare glimpse into a two day visit to the united kingdom made by former president ronald reagan, back in 1982, including a case of, well, bruised feelings after president reagan apparently failed to reply in a timely manner to a personal invitation sent directly to him from queen elizabeth ii. the royal insiders say invitations like this usually gets a response within a matter of hours or days at the very most, but seems the president let it languish for weeks. the papers show a glimpse into the british government's response. they revealed that lawmakers, including former prime minister margaret thatc
, the rule of law for all, the right of peaceful nuclear energy for all. >> but do you want, do you want, mr. -- >> allow me, sir. allow me. >> the question wasn't any of that. >> but i will get to that answer. don't be in such a hurry. >> should israel be wiped off the face of the map? is that your desire? >> translator: if a group comes and occupies the united states of america, destroys homes while women and children are in those homes, incarcerate the youth of america, impose five different wars on many neighbors and always threaten others, what would you do? what would you say? would you help it? would you help that entity or what you help the people of the united states? so when we say -- when we say to be wiped, we say for occupation to be wiped off from this world, for war seeking to be wiped off and eradicated, the killing of women and children to be eradicated and we propose the way, we propose the path. >> what they're really saying is despite the fact we deny the holocaust, threaten israel, demonize the united states and all this stuff, we want you to trust us. in spite of the fa
in the history of science and that means more wacky weather, more moisture, more energy. global warming is a misnomer. it should be called global swing. >> which means the world doesn't end tomorrow. it's just every little event is worse or inkre meantycrementally worse than before. >> you look at all the glaciers are receding. the ice caps has diminished by 50% just in the last 50 years. an area the size of united states in terms of ice disappeared this year over the polar ice caps. the seasons are changing. summer is longer winter is shorter, tropical diseases are moving north. all the indicators show that the earth is warming up and that's what's driving some of this wacky weather. >> duh that show more or could we snap back? >> get used to it. we could be experiencing more 100-year flooding storms, hurricanes because there's more energy circumstance lating. we could argue how much human activity is driving it but everybody agrees the earth is heating up there's more energy in the system. that means more swing in the weather. >> no matter who's contributing it
for in 2013. harris: there are three you said. what are they? >> housing, energy and huge amount, trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines by corporate america, waiting to come into the economy once this picture clears up. harris: we're getting housing numbers coming this week already. we're starting to see prices rose a little bit this fall. that is a good sign. we're seeing housing starts have come up as well. so i understand that. energy. >> energy is a game-changer, it really is. we look what is going on around the world. the europeans, far east, they're paying over $17 a btu for natural gas. we get it for $3 in this country. dow chemical just proposed building the largest chemical plant it has in the world here in this country because of the competitive advantage of natural gas. imagine if we could liquify, ship it to europe, ship it to the far east. not only would we have a huge impact on trade balance but actually help the economies out too. game-changer. harris: you mentioned cash on the sidelines. where is that coming from? >> corporate america and consumers, and we saw it thi
what are called p.e.t.s, short for personal energy transportation, a hand-power iing tricycle designed for the traveling world. >> most would be put away in a closet or bed because it was deemed if you were disabled that you were cursed. it really touched my heart and i thought, you know, there's something we should do about that one. >> reporter: his group is part of an international organization that has shipped the p.e.t.s to more than 85 skuntries. the component parts are packaged here and assembled and transferred to the other side of town. you guys are like the elves. >> a little bit. we've got elves all over the place. this machine allows them to go get water at the river, go to school if it's a child, you know. some use it to make a little bit of income. you know, $3 a day to someone in haiti is huge. >> reporter: this 10-year-old lives in haiti and she had been getting around on a broken wheelchair until she received her new p.e.t. and while it's 2,000 miles from haiti to leighton, iowa, he says the tangible amount of his work shortened the distance. >> i feel like we're not d
and cleleads uo a path in january. the agenda set out there in energy independence, education, what they want to do can still be well addressed. i believe it dmeepends on how t next few days work out. if they can't address the fiscal cliff, there's no way they can address the grand bargain or debt ceiling. i think they are going to do it, quite frankly. >> really, a pleasure talking to you both. enjoy the new year. you are enjoying family time and keeping your eyes on the redskins. i won't say which is which. happy new year. >> office politics the lester holt now. he tells us about two stories he will never forget. also, he will talk about his love of music. you know that little 50-pound thingy at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. feels great. simple. effective. take that, 50 pound thingy. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. [ bu
to the west and one developing to our south and east. how quickly the energy transfers will determine how much snow versus how much rain we might get around here. it's why we're not quite sure where it line will set up for tomorrow. winter weather advisories posted in northern maryland, east and west virginia. it's where the weather service is most confident we'll get accumulating snows. you'll probably see 2, 3 inches of snow towards the pennsylvania border. closer to washington, i think inside the beltway, likely to get accumulating snow. more in the order of 1 to 2 inches the morning hours tomorrow. will be out of here early tomorrow afternoon. 42 today. partly to sunny skies. winds north and west 5 to 10. 32 tonight becoming cloudy. outdoor plans tonight, you'll be -- if you have evening plans you'll be fine. out door plans, fine, too. snow early tomorrow morning. there's your accu weather seven- day forecast, and again, sunday looks like sunshine with temperatures in the 30s. that's weather. let's do traffic with jeff newman. >> good morning. sports people getting excited about the game.
about the veg tannels and be smarter and have more energy. >> i find myself doing it with the milk. you are talking about the calcium and the teeth . i participate and thrameeps parents also -- respiratory >> it is not involved and not eating fruits and vegetables. >> and exercise is so important. you say to add to the daily routine. you talk about tech gifts . you got to get outside and run around. >> tike bite-sized pieces of the you can't expect a parent to go home and exercise with my child for an hour. you take five or 10 minutes and walk the dog and getting outside in the cold weather is a beautiful thing. people tend to stay inside. get outside and walk the dog and play with the ball or inside, do sit am've ups and push ups with the children. it is not unreasonable. it is mommy me time and daddy time with the kids. >> i saw a couple of jumping jacks . improve their emotional health. >> parents need to be better displinarians. it is children that are not disciplined properly . parents . to be their children's friends. you want to be their parents and you have to stop and give guid
the cold even when you're away from home. adjust your thermostat remotely to help save energy and money. turn on the lights, even see that everyone is safe and secure. and with adt, you can rely on our fast response monitoring for 24/7 protection against burglary, fire, and high levels of carbon monoxide. the adt new year's sale. it could help you save something more important than money. call now to save $300 on adt starting at $99 installed plus 15% off accessories. sale ends midnight january 2nd. >> shannon: descrawment new video of the moment a russian plane overshot the runway and crashed into a highway in moscow. you can see the tire hitting a car. it broke into pieces and caught fire. eight people were on board that plane. all were crew members. officials say five have died. three others are severely injured. no word on any injuries on the ground there. investigators are looking at the flight recorders and other evidence to find out what happened. on january 21, president obama will publicly celebrate his second inauguration. so what should we expect in his next term? he will hav
did not always get it from women. find it in other places, all that helps. that is the kind of energy that was given to me. "i'm going to take a risk. i may not be perfect at it." >> do you work all the time? >> i am a morning person. >> i could be on the west coast and i am not at 5:00 a.m. and people on the west coast would say i'm crazy. i will lose the thought so why do it. i am an early riser. that was something that was instilled in us. >> is 5:00 a.m. kind of typical? >> yes. >> how late did you work? >> i tried to get in at a decent hour. as a pastime, people do not think that we do this but i like to cook. i try to eat healthy. i will do cooking of vegetables and light entrees. something i enjoy is making home cooked pinto beans. when you brought in a household where that is pretty much all you need, but now it is like a luxury. it is what you put in, the kinds of spices. it is healthy for you. >> you ran the labor department. what is the biggest work ethic for women today? >> breaking through the glass ceiling. we have about 57% of diversity in my kitchen cabinet at the dol.
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, among other things, ancient and modern lives in her adopted home.th >> there's weirdly a lot of energy in athens, and, whether it's good or bad, there's a feeling. >> brown: what kind of energy? >> maybe there's a "there's nothing left to lose" as a kind of freedom as well. people are going out to plays. they're still going out and doing things, but, you know with less money. but there's an urgency. poetry meetings are very well attended.li literary events are packed. >> brown: why do you think that is? >> well, it's inexpensive, inexpensive entertainment. ( laughs ) but i think people want to be together. they want to be talking to people.ton >> brown: the crisis around here, she says, rarely makes it into her poetry in an explicit way. but she did have one direct hit for us, a playful work-in- progress called "austerity measures." >> i love the term "austerity measures." it sounds so poetic. >> brown: even though it's so" real, nitty-gritty in what's happening here? >> yes, i love the idea of "measures" as, you know, verse. it was prompted by a headline that i read somewhere, which w
a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. gregg: the latest now on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is in intensive care. he is in houston. he is fighting a suborn fever that has gotten a whole lot worse a bush family spokesperson saying more details about his condition outside the bush home. take a listen. >> well, the president was admitted to the icu, the intensive care unit at methodist on sunday. he is dealing, has been dealing with a series of set packs. it includes a persistent fever. doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around it. they're cautiously optimistic that that ircurrent course of treatment will be effective. the president he, they don't put you in the icu because things are going well. we're obviously hoping that the medicines and treatments can help him turn things around. gregg: we wish him well. andrea watkins, fox affiliate, outside the hospital. what is the latest? >> reporter: well, gregg, i wish i could
very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released from the hospital today. mandela, who is 94, is being treated for a lung infection. he's had a history of lung problems since contracting tuberculosis during his time in prison while fighting apartheid. mandela will now receive home- based treatment in johannesburg. what happens when kids have to face cancer when there's a shortage of drugs? and volunteers who battled fire during sandy band together for another rescue, when the "cbs evening news" conditions. h paci. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. but with advair, i'm breathing better. s
this waiting for the president's go ahead supported by republicans and democrats. it provides energy security and up to 130,000 jobs. >> national republican congressional committee, you nailed me. you got me exactly right. it's uncanny. there is no poop fairy. there's no winged creature ready to sweep out of guy. we have just received word that the simultaneously disillusioning and destructive don't ploobelieve in the poop f campaign is expanding. they are planning to reveal it this spring. way back in 2004 an early it ration of the poop fairy was unveiled. >> do your part and scoop the poop. there's no such thing as the poop fairy. >> good move as adopting it as your own. it worked in colorado. the original poop fairy was from virginia. she was a chocolate lab. >> it's the dutch word for yummy. the noise the scooter makes the yummy, dominos. watch it in action on the street. the best part is it's just a going making the noise. ♪ somebody's cutting up onions in the studio. perhaps my allergies are acting up. i'm a crier. you can't do this to me. the parents are named chowder and clementine.
consent the energy committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6060 and the senate proceed to its consideration and consideration of calendar number 269, s. 302 en bloc. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report the measures en bloc. the clerk: h.r. 6060, an act to amend public law 106-392, and so forth, calendar number 269, s. 302, a bill to authorize the secretary of the interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas transmission pipeline, and so forth and for other purposes. mr. pryor: i ask unanimous consent the bills be read a third time and passed en bloc, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, and any statements related to the bills be placed in the record at the appropriate place as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. pryor: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. res. 628 submitted earlier today by senators landrieu and blunt. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 628, expressing
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you're away from home. adjust your thermostat remotely to help save energy and money. turn on the lights, even see that everyone is safe and secure. and with adt, you can rely on our fast response monitoring for 24/7 protection against burglary, fire, and high levels of carbon monoxide. the adt new year's sale. it could help you save something more important than money. call now to save $300 on adt starting at $99 installed plus 15% off accessories. sale ends midnight january 2nd. >>. >> arthel: welcome back. fiscal cliff crisis taking a toll on consumer confidence. putting things in context, here it is. a score of 90 on the conference board's index means the economy is healthy. last time we saw that number was 2007 before the start of the financial crisis. over the last two months we've seen steady declines. november's report showed a score of 71.5 and 65.1 in december. that is lowest number we've seen since august. joining us now for more on this is jonathan hunt, portfolio manager for capitalist pig hedge fund. contributor to for fox news channel, good to see you. >> hap
.s. becoming energy independent on its own. do you really think it will happen? because i still talk to a couple of people in the oim and gas industry that say, you know what? it's a far cry from the reality out there. we're still going to see the middle east being the dominating oil exporter. >>. >> i think in terms of any oil forecast, my experience is i'm lucky if i can forecast the oil price more than six months. so to forecast it eight years out, what's happened also is in terms of supply is that last year another reason why the oil price got held up was that we had problems in the north sea. the only nonopec user who came up with the goods was the u.s. everybody else failed as they always do. >> i was just wondering, christian, what your thoughts are. also, we were looking at the higher oil prices. higher being anything north of 100 at the time saying it's going to slow down a recovery in markets. this time around, now we're using to prices being in the region of 100. but what are your thoughts when you look at oil at the moment? >> well, we've had these two years where in wint
's proliferation-sensitive energy sector which even the united nations acknowledges is providing revenues for iran's nuclear weapons program. kelly: you know, to that end, congress has just approved an amendment to the national defense authorization act which, of course, would then toughen sanctions on iran in some key areas. what impact will that have on iran's nuclear program? >> well, you know, so far sanctions have had no impact. they haven't broken the nuclear will of khamenei, but there's no doubt the iranian regime is hurting. these sanctions are meant to massively intensify the economic pressure in the hope that peaceful economic pressure will change the regime's risk/reward calculus. again, no evidence that it has. we'll see with the next round of negotiations that are supposed to resume in the january. kelly: again, the military option does remain on the table, albeit it's not being discussed right now. >> well, it has to be on the table because the only way you break the nuclear will is if ha manny believes the united states will use military force. if he doesn't believe that, all the s
than hers, and i saw those clothes with energy. and i get less? this is unfair. unassetable there's a difference in minimum wage and not a difference in the skills of youth. the minimum wage is 21 years and older went up by 11p but for 16 to 18 it stayed the same. is this snare this is up acceptable. this is a campaign, there needs to be a change. thank you. [applause] >> who have we got from the northwest? the northwest. massive troop of people from the northwes ha you all notpoken before? okay. what about the guy at the end? yes. right at the end with the gra suit. >> i'm daniel and i'm from the northwest. minimum wage isn't the be all end all of wages. [inaudible] young people we don't have much experience, massive unemployed people from all ages. they've got more advantage than . we have to pay -- [inaudible] >> we have to can useoo that to our advantage. thank you. >> okay. the young woman in the corner of the chamber. with flowers in her hair, leapt to her feet and has been striving regularly to contribute. now you can be heard. >> i'm from the southwest of england. we can c
that the department of energy or the department of education and the number of employees they have. we do not need all that. they can cut the number of employees in half and we would have real savings. nobody will address these issues. i'll hang up. guest: when you have a budget in washington, it is hard to cut back politically. if you do, people say you are against the were the goal. this worthy goal, that worthy goal. there was a british historian in the 1950's. after world war i, britain had the largest navy in the world and they reduced the size of the navy. the laid-off sailors and dock workers. the agency running the navy was getting bigger as the navy was getting smaller. he made the discovery -- the size of a bureaucracy has nothing to do with the amount of work the bureaucracy does. it will grow unless it is reined in. the bureaucracy was getting bigger. if you get that kind of bloat, get in trouble and you change or go out of business. ronald reagan said the closest thing to immortality is a government agency. caller: good morning, everybody. do you think capitalism and privatizing is withdr
community launching a rocket that skirted japan's territory. there is also japan's energy policy with him suggesting nuclear power will stay on the table despite ongoing troubles. >> new, a major blow to the syria government. the general of the military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens have left since the crisis started he is one of the highest ranging to abandon the government. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in eastern afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. the blast killed a security guard and two delivery truck drivers. officials say the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed the constitution into law more than ten million voted to support it. more than two thirds didn't participate in the vote. critics say it passed to fast. human rights watch said it protects some rights and undermines others. >> the president of russia could decide if americans
dealing with energy? and by the way, let's remember, second terms, domestically, they don't last four years. you've got about a year, maybe a little bit more, before that midterm election, when you can get something done through congress. so if this is -- and by the way, the bitterness that is setting in in the personal relationships between the president and mitch mcconnell, the president and speaker boehner, i think, make it that much worse. >> oh, man, peter alexander -- >> buzz kill. >> yeah. that's reality, as chuck todd just described it, it's also very depressing. so let me ask you, within the white house, you've got a group of people who have been with the president for four years, four exhausting years. those jobs are exhausting. is there going to be any turnover, "a," in the white house staff as we approach these new negotiations on the same old problem? and "b," the level of exhaustion, frustration and anger within the white house toward the congress, as chuck todd just alluded to? >> reporter: well, we certainly know that the cabinet is going to change with the announcemen
usefully dedicate our energies and our intelligence is. in order to sustain and nurture the ever evolving culture is of the book. thank you very at. [applause] >> this program is part of the 2012 international summit of the book. for more information, visit loc.gov/international-book -- don't summit. >> who is rob cox? >> he is my deceased uncle who made the decision six months before pearl harbor brought america into world war ii, he made the decision that he wanted to fight the war against them and went to england and enlisted as an officer candidate with the british army. he took with him porphyrins, another man who was a student at harvard who had recently graduated and they were doing what they could to help the cause. saving their liberties against the forces of market fascism. >> he was studying at harvard at the time. what was his life trajectory at that point? >> he liked his four brothers and they had grown up in new jersey together and vermont where his family had had property for quite a long time. several generations. he went to prep school at st. paul's school, where he was
of the nation's concern and energy into iraq was unpardonable. and i felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque. those were tough years for me, and i was very, very deeply motivated to, if 2008, to see barack obama, this wonderful sort of a surprise really. i couldn't believe our luck that we had gotten such a real person as, to make it through the filter system of our politics. so it meant a lot to me, and i know that it would have meant a huge amount to my father. so, because i think of him often. and so again in 2012 we, kim and i went on the road for obama. we did a, as theresa said earlier, we did about three dozen different events. it was really, restored my faith in the, in the country to see, um, to meet these people who had committed thimses to this re-election -- themselves to this re-election campaign. it was the largest grassroots event that we've ever seen in this country, and the people involved were such, just fundamentally such good people, i felt, that it really meant a lot to me to be involved in it. they were smart, too, the people that handled this campaign. they did it real
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melissa hart said, and very importantly acknowledge the leadership in terms of the energy she brought to the white center, this lecture was her brainchild. the constitution of the activities were brainchild, and recognizing that under the board of regents, the chase award given from the president's office given to melissa hard for her work in community service. so i want to acknowledge mullah so hard. [applause] -- melissa hart. >> and finally, all of you make such a difference to us. when i think about what makes a successful of the law school, having a diverse, inclusive and collaborative community about standing -- outstanding students, faculty, alumni, and friends, gives us -- the members here come and there are several, very supportive a lawns, professors, this community can come together and really make a difference. and you all matter in so many ways, so want to thank all of you. i can't name you all, but you really help make us successful. now, when justice ginsburg agreed to, she said don't want to give a lecture, but i would like a fireside chat. and i said that would be lov
to the bathrooms which is a good thing. but it can be very cold, and it is a lot of fun. such great energy. people come from all over the world. >> meantime, i'm carl quintanilla along with erica hill. lester has the morning off. >>> coming up this morning, we'll look at 25 years of "weekend today." >> we celebrated that silver anniversary this year. we'll share the big stories from that quarter century and hear from some of the people you've shared your weekends with over that time. >>> plus, ever wonder what happens to those christmas presents that you take back to the store? most aren't just put back on the shelf. we're going to show you one place where holiday returns are big business. >>> plus, a little later, love and romance on ice. we're going to take you to the iconic new york location just outside our studios where many men pop the question. that may look familiar to you. >> kind of gives it away. >> a little bit. >>> and we'll begin this half-hour, though, with a love story 25 years in the making. it all started when a sixth grade boy wrote a letter to a classmate who was then the apple
politics and legislation. it is not in our genes to put a whole bunch of energy in getting the republican party. we've not learned how to do that yet, i don't think. i like being a democrat for that reason. >> one of the things we hear from long-term members or members who are leaving is the congeniality here has changed. what is your view? >> person-to-person, you know what our elevators are like here. the public probably doesn't but we get squished and it is fun. there's humor and there is a lot of banter and people don't dislike each other, period. but you get off that elevator and it changes. when i first got here, people were -- the thing that surprised me was how polite, how respectful everybody was to everybody no matter what party you were, no matter what the issue was. it was very respectful. so you could carry on real conversations that over the years it has gotten -- it is just not. that's been a huge disappointment. >> our research shows that you are spoken on the floor, given 400-plus speeches. >> almost 450. >> in the house of representatives, why do you use that platform an
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